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Prashant Bhushan moves SC, seeks hearing on his plea before review petitions are considered before review petitions are adjudicated

Lawstreet Journal 17 Dec 2020 11:40pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Prashant Bhushan moves SC, seeks hearing on his plea before review petitions are considered before review petitions are adjudicated

In his petition seeking review of the order holding him guilty for contempt of court for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary, Prashant Bhushan has contended that it "suffers from multiple errors apparent on the face of the record of both law and of fact".

Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday ( December 15, 2020) moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction that his two pleas, in which he has sought review of the orders convicting and sentencing him for contempt of court for his tweets against the judiciary, be heard after adjudication of his separate petition raising the issue of right to appeal in such matter.

The application has been moved by Bhushan, a day before a three-judge bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar is scheduled to consider in-chamber on Wednesday (December 16, 2020) his two petitions seeking review of the apex court’s orders by which he was convicted and sentenced in the contempt case.

The top court had on August 14, 2020, held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his two contemptuous tweets against the judiciary, saying they cannot be said to be a fair criticism of the functioning of the judiciary made in the public interest. Later, the apex court had on August 31, 2020, sentenced him to either pay nominal fine of Re 1 or face a three-month jail term and debarment from law practice for three years in the case.

Bhushan, who has already deposited Re 1 as fine with the apex court’s registry on September 14, 2020,… Continue Reading...


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